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AANE Event List

AANE - Asperger SyndromeListed below, in chronological order, are upcoming events sponsored by AANE. Please contact AANE if you have any questions about these events.

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Advance registration with payment is required for all programs in order for your registration to be confirmed. Early registration is highly recommended due to limited seating. After the deadline, please call AANE at (617) 393-3824, ext. 10, to check if the program is still being held and if space is available. AANE reserves the right to cancel if the minimum enrollment is not met by the registration deadline. If you register for a workshop and are a no-show, there are no refunds nor credits given to attend another workshop.

Webinar Catalog
Online learning is now available! In addition to the programs listed below, we now offer online learning via webinars, which are accessible using your computer or telephone. Online registration only.

On-Demand Training
Now you can watch recordings of our presentations at your convenience 24/7. Online registration only.

Upcoming AANE Events

Events - Parents of AdultsSupport Group for Parents of Adults (of any age) – Danvers, MA

Dates: Second Thursday of each month, beginning September 10
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Northeast ARC, 6 Southside Rd., Danvers
Cost: $90 for first person, $45 for each additional family member
Facilitator: Gail Kastorf
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Events - Parents of AdultsSupport Group for Parents of Young Adults (age 18-28) – Canton, MA

Dates: Third Tuesday of each month, beginning September 15
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: Enable Inc., 603 Neponset St., Canton
Cost: $90 for first person, $45 for each additional family member
Facilitator: Lynne Mitchell
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Events - Parents of AdultsSupport Group for Parents of Young Adults (age 18-28) – Bedford, NH

Dates: Third Tuesday of each month, beginning September 15
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: North Star Educational Services, 288 Rte 101, Bedford, NH
Cost: $90 for first person, $45 for each additional family member
Facilitator: Jean Hillier
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Events - Parents of AdultsSupport Group for Parents of Young Adults (age 18-28) – Watertown, MA

Dates: Third Tuesday of each month, beginning September 15
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: AANE office
Cost: $90 for first person, $45 for each additional family member
Facilitator: Michelle Alkon
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Events - EveryoneBook Launch and Dessert Party

Date: Wednesday, September 16
Time: 7:00 pm
Location: AANE Office
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Join us as we celebrate the release of Marriage and Lasting Relationships with Asperger's Syndrome: Successful Strategies for Couples or Counselors by Eva Mendes, AANE author and ASD relationship expert.

Events - Parents of AdultsSupport Group for Parents of Young Adults (age 18-28) – Watertown, MA

Dates: Third Thursday of each month, beginning September 17
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: AANE office
Cost: $90 for first person, $45 for each additional family member
Facilitator: Michelle Alkon
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Events - AdultsAANE at the MFA

Date: Sunday, September 20
Time: 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm
Location: Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Cost: $5 (purchase tickets online in advance)
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This tour of the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, is for adults. Meet inside the lobby at the Huntington Street entrance at 2:15. At 2:30, a docent will take the group on a private tour that will last approximately one hour, after which you are free to explore the MFA for as long as you would like. If you prefer, you can spend the afternoon browsing the museum on your own -- you don't have to join the tour.

Events - AdultsSexuality Education Workshop for Men

Post HS grad to age 34

Date: Monday, September 21
Time: 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
Location: AANE Office
Cost: $20
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This workshop is designed to address issues related to sexuality, specifically as they pertain to men with AS (and related profiles) who have graduated from high school to age 34. (This workshop will be offered to men age 35 and older on October 14.)

Events - ChildrenEvents - Parents of ChildrenFamily Dog Walk at Weston Reservoir

Date: Saturday, September 26
Time: 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm
Location: Weston Reservoir, Weston, MA
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Parents often tell us they are looking for family activities that they can enjoy together. Come meet other parents who understand what your daily life is like. Please RSVP so we know to look for you at the reservoir!

Events - AdultsFive-Week Sibling Group

Date: (Tuesdays) September 29, October 20, November 10, December 1, and December 22
Time: 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Location: AANE Office
Cost: $200/person for five weeks
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This group is for neurotypical individuals who have, or may in the future, some responsibility for their adult sibling with Asperger's. Participants will have the opportunity to meet and support others in similar situations. As a group, members will explore techniques and strategies for managing sibling relationships.

Events - Parents of AdultsSupport Group for Parents of Adults (age 29+) – Watertown, MA

Dates: Fourth Tuesday of each month, beginning September 29 (one-week delay due to Yom Kippur)
Time: 6:30-8:00 p.m.
Location: AANE office
Cost: $90 for first person, $45 for each additional family member
Facilitator: Michelle Alkon
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Events - ProfessionalsEvents - EducatorsEvents - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenRaising Your Child on the Autism Spectrum

A Four-Session Series

Dates: September 29, October 28, November 18, and December 9
Time: 7:00 p.m. 9:30 p.m.
Location: AANE office
Cost: $110 per family (this includes a one-year AANE membership)
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Join other parents to learn practical strategies — the basics and beyond.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenSupport/Discussion Group for Parents of Tween Girls (ages 8-13)

Dates: (Four Sundays) October 4, November 1, December 6, and January 10
Location: AANE office in Watertown
Time: 2:30-4:00 p.m.
Facilitator: Erika Drezner, MSW
Cost: $25 for first person, $10 for each additional family member
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This group provides an opportunity for parents to discuss issues that affect girls on the Asperger/Autism spectrum as they enter puberty. We'll share our experiences and brainstorm helpful resources and strategies.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenSupport/Discussion Group for Single Parents

Dates: (Four Mondays) October 5, November 2, December 7, and January 4
Location: AANE office in Watertown
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Stephanie Loo, MEd
Cost: $25 for first person, $10 for each additional family member
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Do you sometimes feel overwhelmed? Join other single parents for mutual support and share information, resources, and coping strategies.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenSupport/Discussion Group for Parenting without Panic

Dates: (Four Tuesdays) October 6, November 3, December 1, and January 5
Location: AANE office in Watertown
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Brenda Dater, MSW, MPH
Cost: $25 for first person, $10 for each additional family member
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Do you often feel like you're running a race you didn't train for? Do you spend a lot of time thinking about what the future holds and wondering if your child will be okay? You aren't alone. Join other parents to share experiences, strategies, and resources.

Events - Parents of TeensEvents - Parents of ChildrenSupport/Discussion Group for Parents of High School Students with AS

Dates: (Four Wednesdays) October 7, November 4, December 2, and January 6
Location: AANE office in Watertown
Time: 7:00-8:30 p.m.
Facilitator: Jean Stern, MA
Cost: $25 for first person, $10 for each additional family member
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The high school years offer multiple, intense challenges to teenagers --and to parents! What can we do to help our teens grow up into competent, independent adults? Come join other parents to share strategies, resources, and support. We will tailor our agenda to address the needs of the parents/guardians who participate in the group.

Events - EveryoneThe Daniel W. Rosenn Annual AANE Connections Conference

Featuring internationally known speakers on Asperger Syndrome and related conditions

Date: October 23-24, 2015
Location: Four Points by Sheraton, Norwood, Massachusetts
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Keynote Speakers
Friday: Sarah Hendrickx
Saturday: Ron Suskind